Monday, April 27, 2009

Visiting Sudbury

Today I met a great group of students and teachers at Cyril Varne Public School.  I always have fun presenting but it's nice when it seems the students are excited too.  It's wonderful to talk about a book set right in Sudbury (Slam Dunk Robot) to kids who live in Sudbury and have visited Science North.  The teachers also prepared a fabulous pot luck.  Apparently one box of Ritz crackers, with one can of condensed milk and a bag of square Skor bits baked up in a long pan for who knows how long transform in to the most delicious square ever.  And I've eaten at many a potluck and shower before.

I forgot to take out my camera and have a photo taken with the kids.  But I rushed over to Science North immediately where I was asked if I'd like to hold something.  I got to pat Rosie.  See the photo.


Super Happy Jen said...

Can anybody hold the tarantula, or is it only for celebrities?

Sylvia McNicoll said...

My feeling was that the middle-aged scientist at work there approached me because I was a middle- aged woman. He was bored and wanted perhaps to get a reaction.

I asked him myself if little kids could hold it too and whether he might have approached one too. He said definitely and said more little girls will agree than boys.

He told me a lot of cool things about the insects and got me so into it, I'd like to write a story about a girl who likes insects obsessively.

Super Happy Jen said...

If you like bugs you should check out our sandbox. William and I played in there today and found a worm, a slug, a potato bug, and three spiders.